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chucklerich
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.....and was wondering if there is a good book on the subject. Also what set of shells would you reccomend I use to learn with? I am considering getting a set of conjuring cups but I am unaware if this is a good set to start out with. I want to present it as magic and not use shills etc. to make it convincing.
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Chucklerich

The conjuring cups are a nice shell set for beginners or advance users.

You also might want to take a look at the "Black Walnut Shell sets".

They come in two different types; Classic type or the bottom ridge.

These shells are very easy to grip. A resin shell that looks very realistic.

If you would like more detail, PM me and I will be happy to tell you more.

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I love both the SFS shells and the La Maggiore shells.

For the beginner, I think Bob Kohler's Golden Shells routine is the best and easiest to get going with.
It's got it all and gives you lots of things to think about.

The real impromptu possibilities of the shells is awesome and there are a few things to consider:

1. Phil Cass's shell game routine is amazing and really shows you how to add real tension to a routine and make it entertaining++.
2. The booklet called "Patterns" which teaches you how to do the exact same moves all the time but get the pea where you want it every time.
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I think that the Gary Oulette (sp) book is excellent. Very easy to learn from.
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I'll second the Gary ouellet routine' it's called Supershells and is available from Camirand Academy of Magic.
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Have none of you ever heard of Glen Morphew? He teaches Bob Sheets 3 Shell Bootcamp. If you ever seen it or learned it, you would never, I repeat NEVER even think of looking at another three shell routine. You can only get it straight through Glenn.
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I agree,Glen Morphew shell routine is very good!
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I have Glen's boot camp, and I think that it's great. However, I would not suggest it as an introduction to the shells.
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You might also check out Frank Garcia's routine on his Stars of Magic DVD. Quick and to the point. For me, some routines go on sooo long as the performer tries to cram every move possible into his routine that it becomes boorish.
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I think both of "jakeg" posts is good advice for the beginner.

After the introduction with Supershells you will understand the game to go on from there.
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Ill second pops stuff
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I have all of the materials listed in the above posts, plus more. My journey began with the School for Scoundrels Introduction to the 3 Shell Game. I heartily recommend this resource for the neophyte shell worker.
The basic and advanced moves will give you much to chew on. I cannot stress enough that when you learn a basic routine, get out and perform. Nothing will increase your skill level quicker than putting in some face time with real spectators. Also take Tom G.'s advice regarding your shell routine. A little goes a long way.

I then added resources to my collection as my skill level and confidence grew. All of the materials listed are great resources, and each have increased my knowledge of the craft. Good luck on your journey with the shells. They can become an addiction.
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To save some of you some search time, here's a link to Glenn's routine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czCwt6fAalA

And here's a link to his store:

http://povmagician.com/

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